Uranopolitism (Greek οὐρανός, «sky» + πόλις, «city») - doctrine developed by (Russian-orthodox priest) Daniel A. Sysoev, which asserts that Christianity is incompatible with nationalism and patriotism.
By definition of father Daniel uranopolitism asserts the supremacy of divine law over the earthly, the supremacy of love for the heavenly Father and His Heavenly Kingdom over all the natural and sinful desires of man.
Uranopolitism says that:
• The principal kinship is the kinship not by blood or the country of origin, but (the kinship) in Christ.
• Christians do not have here eternal citizenship, but are looking for the future Kingdom of God, and therefore cannot give their heart to anything on earth.
• In the mortal world Christians - are strangers and sojourners, but their homeland is in Heaven.
Uranopolitism is opposed to nationalism and patriotism. However, uranopolitism does not negate the need to be submissive to the authorities, to participate on the side of the country in justified wars and pay taxes.
According to Daniel Sysoev, uranopolitism is Orthodox Christianity itself, but since the latter concept can be interpreted by each in its own way, it’s necessary to introduce a new term to incompatible (according to father Daniel) with patriotism aspect of Christianity.